Carnot network

Carnot Network

The Carnot Institute “Energies du future” is one of 34 Carnot institutes labeled by the French National Research Agency (ANR). Carnot institutes are grouped in the Association of Carnot Institutes, which promotes their “Fillières” organization to meet the major French industrial issues.

  • A collaborative working between institutes (multidisciplinary responses, academic concept to industrial development);
  • Sharing and promoting best practices to increase the effectiveness of partnerships.

The association also promotes the dissemination of best practices research partnerships in a charter (quality, listening, professionalism, strategy, ...).


Carnot institutes support competitiveness of French companies in the field of energy.

Major players of public research in the field of energy: Energies du Futur, M.I.N.E.S, BRGM, CSTB and ICÉEL, are gathering in the consortium EnergICs to meet the needs of technological innovations for SMEs and medium-sized companies.

EnergICs aims to:

  • Face the challenges of the energy transition
  • Meet the needs of R&D for companies
  • Increase companies’ competitiveness
  • Foster access to innovation

In order to support companies’ innovation in the field of energy, the consortium EnergICs focuses on five key-topics: renewable energy production, conversion and infrastructures of energy flows, high-efficiency uses, smart energy grids, transversal technologies.

Helped by a dedicated commercial strength and benefiting from a wide network of technological platforms opened to projects with companies, EnergICs offers crucial competencies and R&D means to increase SMEs and medium-sized companies’ competitiveness and to support the energy transition.

Energies du futur Carnot institute is also a member of Manufacturing and Carnauto sectors’ projects with the same approach of partnerships’ development between companies and research.

More information on EnergICs' website.

Carnot Event

The Carnot meetings are a major event in the industry and French R&D partnership. It allows Carnot Institutes of submitting their bids and meet companies to know their needs. Be-to-Be meetings are organized with industry to facilitate trade. The 11th edition of "Rendez-Vous Carnot" will be held the 17th and 18th of October at Cité des Congrès of Lyon (France).

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Association activity report 2016 (FR)


Association Activity Report 2015


Association activity report 2014 (FR)


association Activity report 2013 (FR)



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